a wall for holding in place a mass of earth or the like, as at the edge of a terrace or excavation.
The different modes of cultivating the pine-apple John Claudius Loudon
a wall constructed to hold back earth, loose rock, etc Also called revetment
a waterwheel onto which the propelling water is fed at the height of a horizontal axle. Historical Examples Inventors at Work George Iles
a defensive work, usually breast high. Historical Examples The Battle of New Orleans Zachary F. Smith Saint Bartholomew’s Eve G. A. Henty A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter The Desert Home Mayne Reid The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10) James Edward Parrott The Desert Home Mayne Reid Great Events in the History […]
to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle. (of a baby) to nurse. to nurse a baby. Contemporary Examples The Post-Pregnancy Weight-Loss Obsession Katie Gentile January 22, 2010 Birth as Performance Art? Jennifer Block October 16, 2011 Historical Examples New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol. 8, Pt. 2, No. 1, July 1918 […]
having a breast. having a specified kind of breast (usually used in combination): narrow-breasted. James Henry, 1865–1935, U.S. archaeologist and historian of ancient Egypt. Anatomy, Zoology. (in bipeds) the outer, front part of the thorax, or the front part of the body from the neck to the abdomen; chest. Zoology. the corresponding part in quadrupeds. […]